Tag Archives: California

And a Duckhorn Migration 1996

We were celebrating the August and September birthdays at one of the sister’s homes, as they have an inground swimming pool and the weekend might be the last hurrah for the season.  Since, my Bride is one of five daughters … Continue reading

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A Wine Day in New Baltimore

As the days pass quicker, at least once a year, I know that I can celebrate my day and have a bit of selfish-indulgence.  Well actually, I think that I may be stretching the day longer and longer each year.  … Continue reading

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An Encore of Tré Son Zinfandel

Imagine if you will, being in a wine shop and having a glass of wine being poured for you.  Yes, I was at my local wine shop and club, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia.  These two men walk in, … Continue reading

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Celani Cabernet Sauvignon

People ask me constantly, if I ever get tired of tasting wines or if it gets boring.  When I am doing my often times, impromptu tastings at The Fine Wine Source, it never gets boring.  The comradery that is encountered, … Continue reading

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Realm Cellars “The Bard”

There are times when I stop at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source and I find myself elevated above my food grade.  I am not usually in the pay grade to encounter cult wines, and yes, I have … Continue reading

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A House Party

Some times a party is announced, just because.  Especially after the lockdown, it doesn’t take much to get people together.  Even impromptu parties can be easy, especially during the summer months.  Most men like to barbecue, and years ago I … Continue reading

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A Franciscan Cab at the St. Croix Shop

Almost my entire working career I was a clothier, not a haberdasher, but a clothier.  Over the years I have met some individuals that will always be a clerk.  There was a certain status of being a clothier and it … Continue reading

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Cuvee Kristin and Sweet Isla

The first official winetasting at The Fine Wine Source was coming to an end for us, but it was going on for another day at the shop.  Korbin Ming did an excellent job, even with his flying in that morning … Continue reading

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Five Cabs from Korbin Kameron

I was about midway in the first official winetasting after some eighteen months at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source.  The tasting was held by Korbin Ming, the winemaker at Korbin Kameron at Moonridge Vineyards.  The nineteen-acre estate … Continue reading

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A Merlot and a Cabernet Franc

We still had the good fortune to do a tasting with Korbin Ming of Korbin Kameron Vineyard at The Fine Wine Source of Livonia, my go-to wine shop.  Mitchell Ming first started drinking California wines in the Seventies and fell … Continue reading

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